OOS Energy has unveiled a new vessel design that will serve the offshore wind sector, in addition to oil & gas. The company will build two units of the vessel and is now in final talks with shipyards for the construction with an expected delivery in 2020/ 2021.
The two new Multi Activity Units (MAUs) in OOS Energy’s fleet will be self-propelled, dynamically positioned jack-ups with a lifting capability that can be used in the offshore wind energy sector for installation of monopiles, jacket foundations and wind turbines. The units will be equipped with a large accommodation and two 1,200-tonne cranes each, and will be able to work in water depths of up to 80 metres.
The first vessel, to be named Luctor et Emergo, is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020, while the second one will be rolled out in early 2021.
OOS Energy is an affiliated company of Dutch Holding OOS International Group B.V., which signed a fixed contract for the engineering and construction of two Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels (SSCVs) with China Merchant Industry Holdings in August 2016. The company plans to use the two SSCVs for commissioning and decommissioning of offshore wind structures. The construction of the SSCVs, with a total dual lifting capacity of 4400T per vessel, is scheduled to be completed in 2019.